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−International Games Day @ North Branch Library10:00 am – 5:00 pm
International Games Day @ your library is an initiative of the American Library Association to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.
In the 21st century, libraries are about much more than books. On Saturday, November 3, 2012, two thousand libraries around the world will showcase gaming programs and services in support of IGD12. This year marks our 5th annual event. In 2011, more than 27,700 people played games at more than 1,400 libraries across the U.S. and in other countries. The Denton Public Library and A-Kon are proud to host a local event of IGD12.
Come to the Denton North Branch Library on November 3, 2012 and meet these great people;+10:00 amInternational Games Day @ North Branch Library
−Micro A-Kon @ Burleson Public Library10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Just as A-Kon has grown in size and spawned Mini A-Kon, now Mini A-Kon too has spawned its own event, Micro A-Kon. Filled with a lot of the same great events that you can get at A-Kon, such a cosplay, games, and guests. In addition, it is located on the other end of the metroplex from Mini A-Kon and A-Kon, so it’s easily accessible for an entirely different set of fans. So come out and enjoy a day of anime and fun brought to you by A-Kon and the Burleson Public Library.
Saturday December 8, 2012 at the Burleson Public Library meet:+10:00 amMicro A-Kon @ Burleson Public Library
−Madoka Magica Movie @ Texas Theater1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Madoka Magica movie is coming to Dallas on December 29 — courtesy of Aniplex of America, Eleven Arts, and The Texas Theater — and A-Kon is going to be on hand to add our own brand of fun to the mix! The folks at the Texas Theater have graciously agreed to let A-Kon help out at the screening, so please come out and join us for an A-Kon outing at the theater starting at 1:00, where we’ll spend a little time to chat with fans and take pictures before the film starts.
Then, it’s off to the movies! The Madoka Magica double feature starts at 2:00 PM and will run until 6:00 PM, with a short intermission between shows. This screening is for the first and second Madoka Magica movies (the third movie has not yet been released). Tickets can be purchased here for $20 each (plus a $0.50 convenience fee per ticket). A-Kon does not receive any of these proceeds.
However, no event that A-Kon is involved with is complete without a little cosplay! We encourage all of our fans who our coming out to the show to get your favorite costumes together and wear them to the screening! We’ll take plenty of pictures and even send some choice photos to Aniplex so that they can also put them up for the world to see.
A-Kon will have some prizes on hand to give away, including some Madoka Magica movie posters and this cute Madoka Kaname Nendoroid from the Good Smile Company!
It’s important for fans to support these movies whenever the opportunity becomes available! Strong showings will help convince studios, distributors, and theaters to bring more anime features to American cinemas. And just so that Dallas isn’t left out, we have to convince them that we’re the right market for the movies to come to! How cool would it be if we can convince the industry to screen other animated feature films like Tiger and Bunny or The Wolf Children Rain and Snow in Dallas theaters?
We’re still quite a ways from filling up the theater (The Texas Theater is pretty big!), but if we get enough folks into those seats, we might be able to get them to add more showings.Let’s show them the power of our fandom!+1:00 pmMadoka Magica Movie @ Texas Theater
−Mini A-Kon VI @ North Branch Library10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Anime lovers, it is that time again. The North Branch of the Denton Public Library, 3020 N. Locust is excited to present its 6th Mini A-Kon event on January 26, 2013, from 10am – 5 p.m. with support from A-Kon®. Come experience a little slice of A-Kon® right here in Denton.
This event features, an Art Show, Cosplay Contest, voice actors from Funimation, local artists, open gaming, anime showings and plenty of other activities to be announced. Don’t miss out on this amazing anime afternoon.
Enjoy the Otaku Cafe at Mini A-Kon VIWe are By Otaku For Otaku. It’s cliche, but it’s true. We spent years as fans and “congoers” and we have brought that energy to the other side of the table. We don’t just sell anime and manga merchandise, we Know it. We read it, we watch it, and we love to talk about it. Come and join us for a chat at the Otaku Cafe.
- Kristen McGuire - Mangaka
- Whitney Rodgers - Voice Actress – Deadman Wonderland
- Anime Midstream
- Valkyrie Games
- Chad Middleton - Writer – Kobold Press/Open Design
- Don Rosencrans - Artist – Litterati Press
- Painapple Teriyaki - Artist Micah Solusod and Writer/Colorist Ayu Sakata
- ShoNuff Studios - Artists Halo Seraphim and Terry Parr
- Hector Rodriguez - Creator – El Peso Hero
- Austin Tindle – Voice Actor - Deadman Wonderland, Fariy Tale, Fractale.
- Aaron Roberts – Voice Actor - Toriko
- Michael Champion – Artist
- Brian Delaney - Silver Sparrow Comics
- Stephanie Young – Actress – Summer Wars
- Brehms Band
Chuck Huber - Voice Actor – Full Metal Alchmeist Brotherhood, Soul Taker, Borderlands 2
But wait, There’s MORE!
Schedule:Main Stage Schedule
2nd Panel Room
- Whitney Rodgers Concert 10:30am – 11am
- Voice Actor Panel 11 am
- The Brehms Band Concert 1 pm
- Cosplay 2:30 pm
- 3:30 pm – Raffle
- Ani-Idol Concert 4 pm
- 11am – Comic Panel
- Noon – Anime Jeopardy
- 1pm – Comic Showdown
- 2pm – Anime Midstream
- 4pm – Funimation
FUNimation Entertainment: The Anime Biz, Is it Right for You?Is a career in anime in your future? Do you have interest in things like marketing, sales, creative design, and brand development? Then the answer might possibly be yes (we aren’t all voice actors you know). Join FUNimation’s Michelle Lee and Tara McKinney as they relate their experiences working for the nation’s largest anime distributor, and the skills you need to make it in the biz.+10:00 amMini A-Kon VI @ North Branch Library
- 1:30-2:30pm – Tindle, Rodgers, and Huber
- 2:30-3:30pm – Young and Roberts
−A Letter to Momo @ Angelika Film Center Dallas4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Exclusive for A-Kon members: A-Kon members can purchase tickets IN ADVANCE through the USA Film Festival office; Cut-off date for advance tickets is Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:30pm. See here for more information.
About A Letter to Momo:
The last time Momo saw her father, they had a fight — and now all she has left to remember him by is an incomplete letter that he had started to write her, a blank piece of paper penned with the words “Dear Momo,” but nothing more. Moving with her mother from bustling Tokyo to the remote Japanese island of Shio, she soon discovers three goblins living in her attic, a trio of mischievous spirit creatures who have been assigned to watch over her and only she can see. The goblins are also perpetually famished and begin to wreak havoc on the formerly tranquil island, ransacking pantries and ravaging orchards — acts for which Momo often has to take the blame. But these funny monsters also have a serious side, and may hold the key to helping Momo understand what her father had been trying to tell her.
120 min. Ages 7 and up. In Japanese with English subtitles.+4:00 pmA Letter to Momo @ Angelika Film Center Dallas